AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight(Acts 1:9).
Jesus was crucified and buried. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead, showed Him alive openly. But something remarkable aboutJesus after that resurrection from death, which was a mind-blowing experience for all those who witnessed it, was His ascension to heaven.
While He was talking to His disciples on that occasion, suddenly, He levitated and ascended into the clouds before their eyes and went right into heaven. This was extraordinary.
Enoch was taken alive by God (Genesis 5:24), and Elijah was taken alive with the chariot of fire by God (2 Kings 2:11). Jesus ascended! This was how He left this world. No one ever disputed it, because there were too many witnesses.
While the disciples were standing there, looking into heaven at this wonder, two angels came to them and said, “…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken upfrom you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). He is coming again. Blessed be God!
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for such an extraordinary event that showed Jesus alive and the Lord over all to the world. Now, I’m seated with Christ in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers; troubles and distractions of this world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Acts 1:9; Ephesians 2:5-6
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 16 & 1 Samuel 1-2
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 11:25-36 & Psalm 119:129-144
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.